Councils

Cheshire West and Chester: Using Connect Social for the Community Leaders debate

Damian Beaumont was at the Public-i usergroup in June to talk about the way that his council, Cheshire West and Chester, has used Connect Social for a new set of meetings called the Community Leaders Debate. As Damian explains in the video interview I did with him at the user group, Connect Social's powerful integration of ...

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Feedback from the NetworkedCllr report

Catherine yesterday updated the NetworkedCllr blog with feedback that she has received about the report. As you'll know from reading here (or elsewhere), the report has stirred up a lot of interest in how councillors should be equipped for a digital, networked world. So it's no surprise at all that there have been some really interesting ...

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Exactly how digital do we need our leaders to be?

This is a cross post with Catherine's own blog. To read the original go here. I have had a fascinating week – firstly at the LGA Annual Conference and then at an APCC event to brief Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates (other briefings included Sir Hugh Orde and the heads of both SOCA and the new NCA so it was an ...

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Updated: How many councillors tweet?

Earlier in the week I wrote about a little investigation into how many councillors have Twitter accounts. We looked just at the West Midlands and came up with an estimation that 14 per cent of unitary and county councillors use or at least have Twitter. I've since heard from a couple of people that this ...

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How many councillors tweet?

Update: As you'll see here we've had to revise the numbers for Birmingham City Council. The maps and numbers should now reflect higher figures for the city council.) At the LGA conference on Wednesday (1pm) we'll be holding a short session about Twitter, entitled 'Anyone can use Twitter. The question is why should you?' It's just ...

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